Speaking with Saint Lucia News Online (SNO) on Tuesday July 1, Calixte was adamant that he had not lost control of his Sirion, a vehicle he had bought brand new seven years ago.
“The vehicle just ran off the road,” he said in response to questions from an SNO reporter on the possible cause of the accident.
When asked whether he could have been driving at high speed or perhaps fallen asleep or gotten distracted at the wheel, he insisted once again, “I wasn’t driving fast at all…No, nothing like that. The vehicle just went off the road.”
The car’s entire engine was destroyed when it caught fire following the collision, he confirmed.
“It’s a right-off,” he said.
Calixte was eliminated at the latest round of the national calypso competition recently. Among his songs for this season is a self-titled tune “Robbie” and another called “That’s It”.
Reports are that Calixte was driving northbound at around 9 p.m. when he lost control of his white Diahatsu Sirion which caught fire on impact with a coconut tree, opposite JQ Motors.
Calixte managed to escape with minor injuries to his face.
When the SNO team arrived, officers were controlling traffic flow and Calixte was assisting Tyrone’s Wrecker Service to get the remains of the vehicle onto the wrecker.